The former Anglican archbishop of Cape Town Desmond Tutu waits to receive the 2013 Templeton Prize at the Guildhall in central London in this file photo dated May 21, 2013.  REUTERS/Paul Hackett/File Photo

Desmond Tutu discharged from hospital after successful surgery

South African anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu who was admitted in hospital a month ago and undergone surgery on September 7th, 2016, has been discharged from hospital on Wednesday after a successful surgery.

Tutu, a former Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, was admitted in hospital a month ago to treat recurring infections that have afflicted him for more than a year, his family said on Wednesday.

The 84-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner has struggled with ill health in recent years, but his family has not said whether his current ailment is related to the prostate cancer Tutu has battled with for nearly two decades.

“Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was this morning discharged from the Cape Town hospital where he has spent the past three weeks,” the brief family statement said.

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